Surround me in your strength, fill me with resilience. Light the fire of passion with which you called me and use me as your instrument. Give me the ability to let the struggles of the day pass over me or make me stronger. When unkind words seek to tear me down, let them vanish from me and let me not dwell on them. Let me sit with you Lord, Awaken my ears to hear, my heart to be warmed, and my hands to do your work. In the name of Jesus who call and equips and in whom I put my trust, Amen.